Beijing issues digital health cards on WeChat

Beijing has begun issuing electronic health cards to residents through WeChat in a pilot program facilitated by Tencent and Sinosoft Technology. Currently, patients at Peking University Hospital and Beijing Friendship Hospital can benefit from the service. According to reports (in Chinese), the digital cards are part of a broader plan to improve healthcare services by … More Beijing issues digital health cards on WeChat

Tencent, Changan Automobile Launch Connected Vehicle Platform Joint Venture

Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has set up a joint venture with Chinese automobile manufacturer Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. to co-develop autonomous driving technologies and connected vehicle platforms. It marks Tencent’s latest move in the automotive sector to rival Alibaba and Baidu. Last November, Tencent partnered with five automakers including Changan, GAC Group, Geely, … More Tencent, Changan Automobile Launch Connected Vehicle Platform Joint Venture

The Mysterious Chinese Company Filling the Void Left by Failing Conglomerates

When asked to name some of China’s most successful companies, most people would probably name Alibaba, Tencent, as well as tech success stories like Huawei and ZTE. In travel, companies like China’s three state-owned airlines, Ctrip, and (also state-owned) Jin Jiang hotels may come to mind. As a matter of fact, big corporate in China’s … More The Mysterious Chinese Company Filling the Void Left by Failing Conglomerates

Tencent’s Pony Ma Says Retail Investment Grows Online Advertising, Mobile Payment

Retail investments benefit Tencent in three ways: mobile payment and related financial services, cloud development and advertisement, according to the tech giant’s Founder and CEO Pony Ma. Ma’s comments come as Tencent accelerates its investments in the retail sector, a move seen to rival and take market share from China’s largest retailer Alibaba Group. “People … More Tencent’s Pony Ma Says Retail Investment Grows Online Advertising, Mobile Payment

Launching a WeChat mini-program? There’s already a new player in town that hopes to substitute WeChat mini-programs.

Just starting to evaluate the possibility of launching a WeChat mini-program to stay on top of the latest Chinese marketing trends? There’s already a new player in town that hopes to substitute WeChat mini-programs, and it’s backed by all of China’s largest smartphone manufacturers, as well as the Chinese government’s Ministry of Industry and Information … More Launching a WeChat mini-program? There’s already a new player in town that hopes to substitute WeChat mini-programs.

Tencent Leads $100M Pre-IPO Investment In News App Qutoutiao At Unicorn Valuation

Tencent Holdings Ltd has led a pre-IPO investment of more than US$100 million in Chinese personalized news recommendation app Qutoutiao, valuing the start-up between US$1.3 billion to US$1.5 billion, according to local media. Qutoutiao, which means “fun headline” in English, is rumored to be seeking a U.S. initial public offering of up to US$3 billion … More Tencent Leads $100M Pre-IPO Investment In News App Qutoutiao At Unicorn Valuation

Tencent, Alibaba Set Sights on Self-Driving With Demo Facility in Guangdong

Some of China’s leading tech firms are working with the Guangdong Provincial Economic & Information Commission to test autonomous vehicles at a demo facility for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.. Tencent Holdings Ltd., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and Huawei Technologies Co. are among the list of firms involved in the project, regional news outlet Nanfang Media … More Tencent, Alibaba Set Sights on Self-Driving With Demo Facility in Guangdong

China Gives Green Light to First Government-Led Personal Credit Scoring Firm

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, has officially issued the first domestic personal credit scoring license to the state-led Baihang Credit Scoring Co. which partnered with domestic major credit scoring institutions backed by such internet giants as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and NetEase Inc. The new platform will mainly provide … More China Gives Green Light to First Government-Led Personal Credit Scoring Firm

China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s web scrubbers have been busy banning a collection of terms and dropping the hammer on user accounts after the Xi Jinping, … More China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power